Lightroom Killer Tips Lightroom Presets, Videos, Tips and News 2015-04-25T01:02:41Z http://lightroomkillertips.com/feed/atom/ Scott Kelby http://scottkelby.com <![CDATA[“The Lightroom Show” Episode #11 is Finally (finally!) Here!]]> http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7266 2015-04-25T01:02:41Z 2015-04-25T01:02:41Z So sorry for getting this out so late today — we […]

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So sorry for getting this out so late today — we had a technical glitch that kept this awesome, awesome Lightroom CC episode sitting on a server somewhere, but now it’s free to roam out there on the interwebs.

It’s our first episode talking about Lightroom CC, so we cover a bit in this episode (which is slightly longer than our regular episodes). Also, if you watched any of our four live Webinars Tuesday, some of this is going to be stuff you’ve already heard, but we have a few new things thrown in just for good measure. I’m covering the new Panos feature, RC’s doing (of course) HDR, and I talk about the LR Mobile updates (and the fact that it’s now on Android tablets).

Our featured photographer this episode is Eric Kim (here’s the link to check him and his very cool work out).

Again, sorry for the VERY late release. We think we have this fixed going forward, so shouldn’t happen again.

Best,

Sc0tt & RC

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Scott Kelby http://scottkelby.com <![CDATA[If You’re Having Lightroom CC Install Issues]]> http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7258 2015-04-23T11:32:37Z 2015-04-23T11:31:11Z If you're having an install problem, this is the most likely cure (and luckily, it's really easy). :)

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Hi Gang:
This is a quick-fix that’s working for many folks who are having install issues with Lightroom CC, and luckily it’s a really easy. Here’s what to do:

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STEP ONE: Go to the Creative Cloud App – click on the little Gear icon in the top right corner of window and choose Preferences (as shown above).

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STEP TWO: Click the Sign Out button (as shown above).

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STEP THREE: Sign right back in and that should fix the problem.

NOTE: Two more things:

(1) You need to sign out/in exactly the way I showed here — from the preferences. Don’t sign out any other way.

(2) You may have to do this sign out/in more than once for it to work.

Hope that helps some folks who are stuck. :)

Best,

-Scott

P.S. If that doesn’t work, RC found this discussion on an Apple forum where a commenter gave a solution they say came from Adobe Customer Suport (though we haven’t tried or tested it, and so not sure of the validity of the fix). You’ll see most folks there had their install issue fixed by the simpler method I just shared. Here’s the link. 

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Pete Collins http://petecollins.com/ <![CDATA[What the crop? Part 3: body parts]]> http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7166 2015-04-09T19:21:19Z 2015-04-22T05:01:12Z When cropping people the general rule is to try to avoi […]

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When cropping people the general rule is to try to avoid cropping hands, feet and joints. When you crop at those points the image looks unfinished or haphazard, so try to crop between the joints. Here is a run down of cutting up bodies that would have Hannibal salivating.

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cropping feet = big no no

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cropping between feet and knees looks more deliberate and acceptable

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cropping between knees and hips is usually ok too, but notice in this example that the shorts and the lines on the socks create visual tension with the frame. Not the best crop.

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cropping the hand is usually another no-no

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cutting off the entire hand but leaving the other intact is mo’ better

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If you need to crop the elbow… less is not better… feels like an accident

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cropping between the hand and elbow feels better… for the viewer :D

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cropping above the hand but missing the elbow is workable

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Above the elbow below the neck feels comfortable to the eyes

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The one exception is the shoulders… you need to leave something for the head to rest on, otherwise it can look a little creepy with just a neck and head.

So try to be aware of where you are going to crop body parts so that you can avoid unnecessary tension… and happy cutting!

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Scott Kelby http://scottkelby.com <![CDATA[We Got Cha Covered On The New Lightroom CC Stuff]]> http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7255 2015-04-21T22:52:11Z 2015-04-21T22:52:11Z It has been an awesomely exciting day here at KelbyOne, […]

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It has been an awesomely exciting day here at KelbyOne, as for us, news doesn’t get much bigger than this!!!

Adobe launched Lightroom CC today, and we had it covered big time!

1. We launched a FREE Lightroom Learning Center, with 20 videos on all the new features, along with Q&As, details and more. Here’s the link.. 

2. We did THREE live Lightroom CC Webcasts (the fourth is coming up in 15 minutes) at this link (7pm EDT)

3.  GET THIS: B&H Photo made a special deal, just for our viewers, for today and tomorrow. A FULL-YEAR subscription to the Adobe Photography Bundle (Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC), for just $99.99. That is the lowest price I’ve ever seen. Here’s the link (only good thru tomorrow). Thanks B&H – you guys so rock!!!

4. We released FIFTEEN new Lightroom CC full-length online classes covering a ton of Lightroom learning. It’s all on KelbyOne.com right now.

5. There’s a whole bunch more, but I’ve got a run (we’ve live in just a few minutes). I’ll have lots more to share tomorrow on The Grid at 4pm at kelbytv.com/thegrid

See you then!

-Scott

P.S. If you would help us spread the word about all this stuff, it would be much appreciated! :)

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Scott Kelby http://scottkelby.com <![CDATA[Adobe Releases New Version of Lightroom]]> http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7252 2015-04-21T16:29:50Z 2015-04-21T16:29:50Z The “Secrets” out — Adobe just announ […]

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The “Secrets” out — Adobe just announced the new version of Lightroom, it’s called Lightroom CC and our FREE Webinars about Lightroom CC are starting in 45-minutes from now. Sign up now at http://kelbyone.com/secret- we’re taking your questions LIVE. We also have live Webinars at 3pm, 5pm and 7pm. Lots to share!

OUR FREE LIGHTROOM LEARNING CENTER
We just launched our FREE “Lightroom CC Learning Center” — it’s up LIVE right now with 21-videos on all the new features.

Here’s the link to our FREE Lightroom CC Learning Center. :)

Hope to see you in 30-minutes LIVE!

Best,

-Scott & RC

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Scott Kelby http://scottkelby.com <![CDATA[Today is “New Big Secret Thing” Reveal Day]]> http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7244 2015-04-21T16:11:54Z 2015-04-21T11:10:50Z Mornin’ everbody! Well, today’s the day (bu […]

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Mornin’ everbody! Well, today’s the day (but it’s not “the time” quite yet) that the big news gets revealed, and we’ll be all over it.

We have FOUR free LIVE webcast’s today regarding the big news (including live Q&A) and you’re invited. We did have to change our broadcast schedule a bit – here’s the updated schedule:

>  1:00 pm (six hours from now, which is 7am EDT)

>  3:00 pm

>  5:00 pm

>  7:00 pm

All of them at EDT (New York Time). Here’s a world clock time zone helper. 

Sign up for the free Webinars right here. 

Hope you’ll be able to join us – it’s gonna be a really fun day!

Best,

-Scott

P.S. Note: the four webinars will be essentially the same — except of course from the questions answered during the live Q&A. 

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Scott Kelby http://scottkelby.com <![CDATA[Lightroom’s Hidden “Reset” Buttons (there’s more than one)]]> http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7231 2015-04-20T11:55:46Z 2015-04-20T11:55:46Z Hey, before we get started, I wanted to apologize for n […]

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Hey, before we get started, I wanted to apologize for not posting last Monday and Tuesday. I was in the midst of launching and then tweaking my new “Shoot Like a Pro: Reloaded” tour, and I was totally 100% heads-down on that until the wee hours of the morning from Sunday until Wednesday, so I had to bail on those two posts. Thanks for your patience with that — now I’m back in the saddle (and back home), and here’s my Monday post. :)

Besides the obvious “Reset” button at the bottom of the Right Side panels in Lightroom, there are a number of ways to reset part of your edits, or all of your edits, and here are ten of my favorites:

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#1: To reset just the sliders in the middle section of the Basic Panel, double-click directly on the word “Tone” (as seen above right), and all the sliders in just that section reset to zero.

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#2: To reset both White Balance sliders to zero, double-click directly on “WB” (as seen above right).

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#3: To reset just the sliders in the bottom section of the Basic Panel, double-click directly on the word “Presence” (as seen above right), and all the sliders in just that section reset to zero.

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#4: To reset any individual slider to zero, just double-click directly on the nub of the slider itself (as seen above left) and it resets (as seen above right).

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#5: When using the Adjustment Brush, to reset all the sliders back to zero (I usually do this each time I hit the “New” button to start painting somewhere else), double-click directly on the word “Effects” as seen above right.

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#6: To reset the Tint color applied to the Adjustment Brush, double-click directly on the word “Color” and it resets the chosen color to “None.”

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#7: If you choose an effect from the Effect pop-up menu (seen above left), it zeroes out all the other sliders and increases just the amount of the slider you’ve chosen (as seen above right).

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#8: A shortcut to resetting all the settings for your images, it to right-click within the image and choose Reset from the pop-up menu (in reality this takes two clicks: one to right click, another to choose Reset, rather than just clicking once on the Reset Button at the bottom of the Right Side panels, but this one is handy to know if you work with the Right Side panels hidden).

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#9: Another way to reset all your sliders to zero is to click on the Preset (under General Presets) called Zeroed.

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#10: To reset a Crop to the uncropped image press Option-Shift-Command-R (Win: Alt-Shift-Ctrl-R) and it returns you to the original cropped version. Also, while you have the Crop tool; pressing Command-Option-R (Win: Ctrl-Alt-R) will reset the Crop.

OK, that’s a few of my favorites.

Hope to see you all tomorrow for the “BIG SECRET STUFF” I can’t talk about,  free Webinars from RC & Me. Also, due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to change the broadcast times for our free Webinars to:

1PM, 3PM, 5PM, and 7PM EDT (New York Time). 

Sorry about that — it was out of our control (pretty much like everything. LOL!!). I’ll do a separate post about it, but just giving you a heads up now. :)

If you haven’t signed up yet, here’s the link (it’s free!).

Hope to see you tomorrow LIVE!!!

Best,

-Scott

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Scott Kelby http://scottkelby.com <![CDATA[“The Lightroom Show” Episode #10 with Scott & RC]]> http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7227 2015-04-17T20:13:19Z 2015-04-17T20:13:19Z RC has a tutorial on Noise Reduction. Scott shares a sh […]

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RC has a tutorial on Noise Reduction. Scott shares a short tip about the Pop­up Menu Advantage. Scott also talks about using LR Mobile to import and edit the images you took with your cell phone camera or your tablet camera. RC shares a keyboard shortcut on using the period key to toggle through basic panel adjustments, then use + and – to adjust.

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Scott Kelby http://scottkelby.com <![CDATA[Something really BIG is coming Tuesday for photographers, and we’re all over it!]]> http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7221 2015-04-17T16:30:46Z 2015-04-17T16:26:12Z Some seriously BIG is coming for photographers on Tuesday and we're doing FOUR free webcasts and you all are invited! It's big-big-biggity-big! :)

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OK, for us, things don’t get much bigger than this — now, unfortunately I can’t tell you actually what it is that’s coming Tuesday, but it’s SO BIG that we’re doing FOUR free live Webcasts on Tuesday and you’re invited (if you’re a photographer, you’re going to want to be there to see and talk about this big secret thingy).

Here’s the top secret details:

Who: Me and RC (co-hosts of The Lightroom Show)
What: Four free LIVE webcasts for photographers
Where: http://kelbyone.com/secret
When: Tuesday at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 PM (all Eastern Time zone)
Why: We can’t tell you why yet (we’ve been double-sworn to secrecy and we had to put RC’s car up for collateral in case we blabbed so we’re keeping this one top secret till then)

Come and join RC & me — sign-up free at this link, and we’ll see you on Tuesday for the big secret thingy that we can’t talk about now, but we’ll be talking about all day on Tuesday (and so will everybody else).

Also, can you help us spread the word through your social media and blogs and stuff? (much appreciated!). We’ve got a LOT to share (ya know, once we can officially share it). :)

Have a great top-secret weekend and we’ll see you next week!

Best,

-Scott
Not Tellin’ ‘Till Tuesday

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Pete Collins http://petecollins.com/ <![CDATA[What the crop? Part 2: Gesture]]> http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7158 2015-04-03T19:30:38Z 2015-04-15T05:01:54Z So we are talking about cropping, and in part one I tal […]

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So we are talking about cropping, and in part one I talked about visual tension. The isn’t just for the top and bottom of the frame, but also the sides. Most of the time if you have about the same general distance between the subject and frame, that is a good starting point. But, as we know photography is all about telling a visual story and so there is more to it than just lining up the spaces. People for instance have limbs and faces that tend to go in certain directions ie… they have gesture and they need to be taken into consideration.

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When cropping think about the gesture of the body and direction they are looking

In the image above, Sofia’s face and body are angled to the left along with the elbow and hand helping give a visual push in that direction. If you crop trying to put her more along the rule of thirds line to the left… she will feel cramped and tense on the left. Almost as if she is about to run into a wall.

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Right idea: Sofia is a bit off axis from the center, but because of her gesture, it feels cramped and tense on the left

So now if you move Sofia over to the right side of the image it gives her somewhere to go… you have given her a place to breathe. I have intentionally put her just a bit too close to the right side to show how our eyes will forgive being a little to close to the edge the subject is moving away from rather than the one they are moving to. Your eyes will still feel a bit of tension with this crop but not as bad. This is important to know because sometimes you have only so much room to crop and so you have to decide which side to cut close… almost always choose the side that gesture is moving away from.

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Even though it is too close on the right… it feels better

So if you will pay attention to the gesture of your subjects, it can help guide you in how to crop and that will make you a better story teller. Stay tuned for part 3 where to crop body parts.

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